Originally Posted by Wallace108
In my opinion, there's plenty of blame to go around. It's time to pull out of the Middle East and end all aid.
I'm certainly not one of those who blames America for what happened on 9/11, but our policies on the Middle East aren't working. I used to argue with Ric about this, but I'm beginning to see things his way. Since 9/11, we've invaded two countries, killed hundreds of thousands of innocent people, including women and children, and have spent trillions of dollars in an effort to make us safer. How has that worked out for us?
they may not be working for us common tax paying schmucks ,but they're certainly working for others. somewhere in this country corporate CEO's are going CHAAACHING !!! everytime a bullet or missile is fired. companies like lockheed, raython, haliburton, blackwater , have probably increased their stock value by 500%
then there's the new oil contracts. companies that didn't have oil contracts before have them now.
as i've said all along , look at who is profiting from events and you'll get a better picture of US foreign policies.
does anyone really believe the dick cheney / haliburton connection is just a coincidence? or how about the rice / chevron connection ?
Condi Rice, the man with the plan, worked for Chevron right up till Jan. 15th 2001, 5 days before she went to work for President Bush in his cabinet. But she was already working for him heading up what she called “The Vulcans”… that was Bush’s foreign policy advisory team which consisted of many war-mongering neoconservatives. As it just so happens, Chevron ended up buying Unocal, and therefore their interests in the Afghanistan pipeline.
So, the woman who had the war plans for the invasion of Afghanistan 2 days prior to 9/11, just happened to work for the company that got part of that contract to build the pipeline that was the basis for the “carpet of bombs” threat leveled at the Taliban. Not only that, but Chevron even named a tanker after her.